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Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

Contact: Stephen E. Klee

The complex legal and regulatory framework facing financial institutions today requires legal advisers with diversified skills who practice on a daily basis in the constantly evolving and heavily regulated world of financial services.

Smith Moore Leatherwood handles a wide variety of loan and credit transactions for domestic and international banks and financial institutions and for business and individual clients.  Representative clients have included SunTrust, RBC Bank (USA), Branch Banking and Trust Company, Carolina First Bank, National Bank of South Carolina, MassMutual, GE Capital, The Palmetto Bank, South Carolina Bank and Trust, Grand South Bank and Greer State Bank.  From conventional loans to sophisticated multi-level debt and equity financing transactions, we guide our clients through many potential pitfalls in the following areas:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Affordable housing
  • Asset securitizations
  • Bond financing
  • Commercial lending
  • Construction loans
  • Corporate and asset-based lending
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Hedging transactions
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Lease financings
  • Loan workouts and debt restructurings
  • Real estate secured loans
  • Structured financings
  • Syndicated lending

We also handle transactions that require thorough knowledge of numerous federal and state consumer finance statutes and regulations which have proliferated over the last 20 years.  We prepare loan and credit contracts, security agreements, and mortgages which are converted into form documents for use by our clients throughout the region.

Where needed, our Banking and Finance attorneys also utilize the services of attorneys in our other practices, including Tax Services, Real Estate Development, Environmental, OSHA, and Securities, to handle the wide range of legal issues which arise in connection with modern financing transactions.



(336) 378-5438
(336) 378-5429
(336) 378-5568
(919) 755-8819
(864) 751-7654
Of Counsel, Manufacturing Team Leader
(864) 751-7681
(864) 751-7645
Partner, Banking & Financial Services Co-Leader
(336) 378-5279
(704) 384-2635
Partner, Education Industry Leader
(336) 378-5331
(864) 751-7652
(704) 384-2675
(704) 384-2609
Partner, Real Estate Leader
(864) 751-7619
(336) 378-5219
Partner in Charge
(864) 751-7687



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